Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL 2017 LINEUP

The Lighthouse International Film Festival (LIFF) has announced the complete lineup for its ninth annual event, which will take place June 8-11, 2017 on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. The festival will open with Sam Voutas’ acclaimed KING OF PEKING, a rousing Beijing-set love letter to cinema that brought cheering audiences to their feet at Tribeca 2017.
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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at the Walnut Street Theatre

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 208th season with an exciting musical inspired by the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 16th, opens on May 24th and runs through July 16th on the WST Mainstage.

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Dr. Seuss Exhibition Opens Father’s Day Weekend in Stone Harbor, NJ

This Father’s Day weekend, Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor/609.368.7777) is delighted to present a compelling selection of limited edition artwork from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection.

“If I Ran the Zoo” opens at Ocean Galleries on Friday, June 16 and runs through Monday, June 19, 2017. Exhibit hours are 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, with all artwork available for acquisition.  Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy curatorial lectures by noted Dr. Seuss expert, Jeff Schuffman, at receptions taking place 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, June 17 and 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 18. Continue reading Dr. Seuss Exhibition Opens Father’s Day Weekend in Stone Harbor, NJ

22nd ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNRISE CONCERT

Seven-time Grammy®-winning saxophonist Paul Winter’s 22nd Annual Summer Solstice Sunrise Celebration will take place at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th St., New York, NY.

This one-of-a-kind sunrise concert by the Paul Winter Consort is a musical welcome to summer that marks the passing of one season to the next, evoking a beautiful melding of contemporary human aspirations with the inscrutable mystery of earth and time. It is an experience of deep listening that many people have never had before. Continue reading 22nd ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNRISE CONCERT

Less Than 1 Week for Plein Air Applications

Final Opportunity to enter “Plein Air Plus” Competition at LBIF

Application Deadline:
Monday, May 22, 2017
Apply Here:
https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3867

A Summer of Plein Air!
We invite you to participate in a different kind of Plein Air Event and Exhibition! With a
Paint Out during July and August, selected artists will capture and paint the scenic and seashore environment of Long Beach Island. Finished paintings will be shown in the exhibition “Island Life” in September through October. This exhibition will feature selected artist’s Plein Air works and studio paintings developed from their Plein Air studies. Prizes and awards will be awarded by the Juror at the reception on September 24th. Continue reading Less Than 1 Week for Plein Air Applications

SPRING AWAKENING

Spring Awakening is an electrifying rock musical about teenagers growing up in the repressive world of 1890s Germany. The characters grapple with sexuality, depression, social pressure, and more, all while trying to stay true to themselves. Spring Awakening is an exhilarating ride through adolescence that is unlike any other musical in years! Winner of eight Tony awards, this musical is not one you will want to miss, and surely one you will never forget!
MAY 18 AT 7:00 PM, MAY 19 AT 8:00 PM, &
MAY 20 AT 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

THE STRAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
400 CLIFTON AVE. LAKEWOOD, NJ 08701
732.367.7789

Atlantic City Ballet Ends 34th Season With Swan Lake

Of all the great classics, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet of all time. It is the story of romance, sorcery and betrayal, and centered on one of life’s most recognizable themes, the struggle between good and evil. The Atlantic City Ballet is bringing this timeless classic to the stage as the grand finale of their 2016/2017 season. Ms. Papa infuses Atlantic City Ballet’s production with a new passion that embodies all the beauty, strength, and grace of classical ballet. Continue reading Atlantic City Ballet Ends 34th Season With Swan Lake

41ST ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS ART EXHIBIT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

From June 10 to July 6, the public is invited to view artwork created by talented Ocean County artists at the 41st Annual Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit at Ocean County College, Grunin Center Gallery, 2nd floor, (Building #12), OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Admission is FREE and open to the public. Continue reading 41ST ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS ART EXHIBIT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Plates, Platters, Nothing Else Matters

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a call to artists for our Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else Matters exhibition. Plates, Platters, Nothing Else Matters is a National Juried Competition of ceramic works that are ready to be wall hung. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2017. Our juror, Garth Johnson, will select approximately 75 works for our exhibition. Garth Johnson will award a prize of $1,000 to the artist whose work earns first place.
 The winner will be posted on our website following the reception, where the prize will be awarded. You do not have to be present to receive the award. The competition and exhibition is open to emerging as well as established artists working in the continental US. Please refer to the exhibition guidelines for complete details.

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